Clay County Testing | Coronavirus Antibodies 101 | Drive-In Theaters Rebound | Beauty In Chaos
Segment 1, beginning at 4:55: "In a perfect world ... we would say 'everyone in Clay County come get a test,'" said the county's acting epidemiologist.
In the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, Clay County, Missouri, was testing only residents with symptoms of COVID-19. Now, even those who aren't showing symptoms can be tested if there are enough test kits available.
- Ashley Wegner, section chief of Health Planning and Policy for the Clay County Public Health Center
Segment 2, beginning at 22:01: Does having COVID-19 antibodies mean you are safe from reinfection?
There are more than 200 types of COVID-19 antibody tests now on the market. Given the popularity, we hear lessons on what antibodies are, the reliability of home testing and whether having antibodies will protect you in the future.
- Dr. John Williams, chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Segment 3, beginning at 35:43: A drive-in theater may be your best bet for catching a film on the big screen during a pandemic.
Although both Missouri and Kansas now allow theaters to be open, a number of indoor film houses are not yet operating. With social distancing somewhat built-in, drive-in movie theaters could see a resurgence in popularity.
- Mitch Brian, screenwriter and film professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City
- Bobbie Bagby, executive vice president of B&B Theatres
Segment 4, beginning at 50:41: Two virtual commencement speeches
With graduation ceremonies across the metro cancelled, we're bringing you speeches from valedictorians in the Kansas City region. Danashia Scott reminds us about the role of failure and regret in our lives, and Ellie Russell believes "there's always something beautiful in the chaos of life."